Two additional deaths from Covid-19 in Manitoba July 26

11 new cases in Manitoba Monday, July 26, Manitoba now at 528 active cases

July 26, 2021, 11:55 am


Public health officials advise two new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today. This includes deaths reported on the weekend:
• Saturday, July 24: a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 (alpha) variant of concern;
• Sunday, July 25: a male in his 50s from Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern; and
• Monday, July 26: no new deaths reported.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is three per cent provincially and 1.8 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 103 new cases of the virus have been identified since Friday: 62 cases on Saturday, July 24; 30 cases on Sunday, July 25; and 11 cases today. Six cases have been removed due to case corrections (four Saturday, one Sunday and one Monday), bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 57,456.

Of the 11 cases reported today, the COVID-19 data shows:
• two new cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• one new case in the Northern health region;
• zero new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• five new cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• three new cases in the Winnipeg health region.

There are currently 165 active cases in the Winnipeg region, 66 active cases in the Southern Health Region, 193 cases in the Interlake Eastern Health Region, 62 in the Northern Health Region, and 42 in the Prairie Mountain Health Region, which includes Brandon and all of southwest Manitoba. In the Souris River District within Prairie Mountain, which includes the Elkhorn, Virden, Reston, and Melita areas, there are currently 0 active cases.

Today’s data also shows:
• 528 active cases and 55,756 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 110 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 including 39 people with active COVID-19 as well as 71 people who are no longer infectious;
• a total of 26 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including eight people in intensive care units active COVID-19 as well as 18 people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care;
• 1,240 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 867,027; and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,172.

An outbreak has been declared on the medicine unit at Bethesda Regional Health Centre in Steinbach. The site has been moved to Critical (Red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System website. An outbreak has been declared over at Deer Lodge Centre’s L4W unit in Winnipeg.

Possible exposure locations are listed online by region at the province’s #RestartMB Pandemic Response System webpage. For up-to-date information on possible public exposures to COVID-19 in regions, visit and click on your region.

Additional data on variants of concern is available at Data related to COVID-19, outbreaks and some downloadable and historic data can also be found at this site.

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